Frequently Asked Questions

When will the German National Rounds 2020 take place?


The German National Rounds 2020 will take place in Göttingen from Wednesday, 4 March to Sunday, 8 March 2020.

Does the host provide a hotel contingent or special rates for Teams?


No. However, a list of hotels is available for download here.

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When should Teams arrive in Göttingen on Wednesday, 4 March 2020? When should Teams plan their departure?


On Wednesday, Teams should not arrive later than 15:30 at Göttingen Railway Station as the Coaches Meeting starts at 4pm. Teams may depart on Sunday.

How will the teams be paired in Preliminary Rounds?


 For the purpose of pairings in the Preliminary Rounds, the participating Teams will be divided into three Groups, based on the total Memorial ranking (unadjusted for penalties). The Groups will be composed as follows:

 Group 1: Team ranked 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16

 Group 2: Team ranked 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17

 Group 3: Teams ranked 3, 6, 9, 12, 15


Each Team will plead against four different Teams from its Group, twice as Applicant and as Respondent. The pairings within the Groups will be decided randomly by the National Administrators. The National Administrators may modify the draw in the best interests of the competition and shall immediately inform Teams about any such modifications.

Are there any German Supplement Rules?


Yes. They are available here.

How many paper copies of the Memorials shall be mailed to the National Administrators?


Four paper copies of both the Applicant Memorial and the Respondent Memorial shall be send to


Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Institut für Völkerrecht und Europarecht

z.H. Konstantin Gast

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5

37073 Göttingen


How many teams will advance to the international rounds in Washington DC?


The number of teams advancing to the international rounds will depend on the total number of teams taking part in the German National Rounds. It is expected to be between 2 and 3 teams.